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Old 02-18-2013, 12:34 AM   #1
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Should I Buy This Dump Truck ?


Hey all,
A buddy of mine is selling his dump truck for dirt cheap. It's a late 80's ford, one ton I believe. It's no beauty but it runs. I was in the market for a dump trailer and thought the price of this truck made it a better deal. I'm not an excavator but I thought it would b useful for hauling heavy loads and for roof tear offs and such. Also I could use it to plow in the winter. I know I will run into registration and insurance costs but thought it may be a better Investment. Opinions?
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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I never buy anything without seeing it first. Pics?

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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A beat up old truck will nickle and dime you. If you have the time to fix it you're fine. My days of crawling around under my vehicle are done, My family time is more important to me now. I like trailers for their low operation costs, and if bought right, good resale value.
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It's a good idea to be honest with you. Personally, I've thought of getting both either a dump trailer or a dump truck that I could easily put salter on in the back during the winter and put a plow in the front. I just don't have the means to afford it at the time being, plus anywhere to park it as well.

However, have you thought about insurance costs? storage when not driving it? what type of work needs to be done to it? will it be costing you money instead of making money? will the MTO be pulling you over immediately when you enter the highway like how they do with the older u-haul trucks?
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Haven't checked into the insurance. Maintenance won't b an issue as one of my guys worked at the ford garage. And as cheap as I'm getting the truck for If it gives me trouble ill take it to the scrap yard. As far as storage ill put it out of sight behind my garage.
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Would you be legally allowed to park your truck behind your garage? In my city I have a by-law that doesn't allow any construction vehicles to be parking on residential property, and trust me I have neighbors who know that and caught headaches.
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Yes you should. I love spending other peoples money.
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No fancy laws and regulations like that out in the boonies. In fact I may fit in better with it parked back there.
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You should also buy a laser gun and a :llama:..
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You should also buy a laser gun and a :llama:..
Already have two llamas but a laser gun....hmm
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Already have two llamas but a laser gun....hmm
What The Hell?
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Llamas are my current means of transportation. At least until I get a dump truck. Have u ever tried hauling 4x8 sheets of osb on a llama? Not easy.
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Llamas are my current means of transportation. At least until I get a dump truck. Have u ever tried hauling 4x8 sheets of osb on a llama? Not easy.
Can those llamas pull a dump trailer?
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I had a $50 bread pudding for desert tonight served by a nice black guy in a white tuxedo who kept calling me boss..

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I had a $50 bread pudding for desert tonight served by a nice black guy in a white tuxedo who kept calling me boss.. I gave him a $50 tip for the nostalgia...
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Hey OhioHomeDR how much does a segue?
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Hey OhioHomeDR how much does a segue?
What does that even mean?
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Hey OhioHomeDR how much does a segue?
http://m.dictionary.com/d/?q=segue

So nice observation but poor usage. Buy the dump truck..
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Nice try..u edited your post..and it was perfect usage.

Jaws saved the edit though..

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http://m.dictionary.com/d/?q=segue

So nice observation but poor usage. Buy the dump truck..
I don't think it was poor usage, he wasn't making a joke... How much does a "seg-weigh"?

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